The last update on the historic George hotel in Rye’s High Street, and how it was being restored after the tragic fire in July last year, was published on November 14 last year ago, and readers were promised regular updates which have not been received. Clearly though it will not be featuring any Christmas decorations this year.
Following the fire in July last year more than one planning application was made to Rother District Council to cover the restoration work and at least one has apparently been withdrawn. This has led, in the absence of the promised updates, to confusion and gossip about the hotel’s future in historic Rye.
As the hotel occupies a prominent site in the town, and was a major attraction and business – and affects traffic along the High Street, as well as neighbouring businesses – an update after a year would be timely.
Image Credits: Jess Angell , Ray Prewer , Rye News library .